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How safe is cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

How safe is cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Very safe: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a commonly used antibiotic that treats a variety of bacterial infections. It is generally well tolerated. The side effect it is known for is inflammation and weakening of tendons, with tendon rupture very occasionally occurring after prolonged or high dosages. It is good to take antibiotics only when they are needed and known to be effective! ...Read more

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What is cipro (ciprofloxacin) used for ?

What is cipro (ciprofloxacin) used for ?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin): This is short for ciprofloxacin, a more advanced and potent antibiotic. It has a broad spectrum of action and is used to treat infections of the upper respiratory system, urinary tract and sometimes other systems. People stock piled it briefly during the years of anthrax scare for its effectiveness against this organism. ...Read more

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What is cipro (ciprofloxacin) used to treat?

What is cipro (ciprofloxacin) used to treat?

UTI and diarrhea: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can cover a multiple number of bacteria. However, it is mostly used for urinary tract infections (UTI) and intestinal infections. Again, it is used for other infections as well, but less commonly. ...Read more

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Cipro (ciprofloxacin) how long to leave system?

12-24 hours : The half life of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is around 12 hours ... After 24 hours most of the medication will be metabolized ... ...Read more

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Can i split 500 mg cipro (ciprofloxacin) in half?

Can i split 500 mg cipro (ciprofloxacin) in half?

You can: But why are you doing this? If your prescription was to take 500 mg would not change the dose without consulting your doctor. Have no idea what you are being treated for, so do not know what dose you should be on. ...Read more

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Can i break a 500mg cipro (ciprofloxacin) in half?

Sure: You can do almost anything. The question is why? Talking to the provider who prescribed a certain dose and dosing regiment is wise before you yourself start altering it..... ...Read more

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How soon after taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) can I exercise?

Immediately: Taking Ciprofloxacin should not interfere with your normal physical activities unless the infection being treated limits you in some way. ...Read more

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How long does Cipro remain effective after taking last dose?

About 12 hours...: Person asks, How long does Cipro remain after taking last dose ? About 12 hours though depending on the Kidney functions and other health conditions it could last longer ...Read more

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What are some after affects of taking cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

What are some after affects of taking cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Lots, but not all pt: Most every drug may cause an allergic reaction with rash, hives, itching, trouble breathing, swelling, etc. This should be treated right away. Other side effects: dizziness, fainting, rapid pulse, sudden joint pain, bruising, swelling, diarrhea, confusion, seizure, yellow skin, dark urine, numbness, nausea, vomiting, sleep problems, blurred vision, and others. ...Read more

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Can you take cipro (ciprofloxacin) and cephelaxin at same time?

Can you take cipro (ciprofloxacin) and cephelaxin at same time?

Yes: You can take Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Cephalexin at the same time if indicated by the type of infectiion and the type of infecting bacteria. ...Read more

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What are common after affects of taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) *?

What are common after affects of taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) *?

Lots, but not all pt: Most every drug may cause an allergic reaction with rash, hives, itching, trouble breathing, swelling, etc. This should be treated right away. Other side effects: dizziness, fainting, rapid pulse, sudden joint pain, bruising, swelling, diarrhea, confusion, seizure, yellow skin, dark urine, numbness, nausea, vomiting, sleep problems, blurred vision, and others. ...Read more

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How do I know if I'm having a reaction to Cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) Reaction: If you can provide me with the symptoms of the reaction, I can try to help you. Also, it would be a help if you can provide your allergy history and why you were prescribed the Cipro (ciprofloxacin). ...Read more

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I am very sick ill after course of cipro (ciprofloxacin) 6 months ago?

Time to re-visit: your physician. Don't know enough about your condition to comment further. Take care. ...Read more

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How long after finishing cipro (ciprofloxacin) can I take ibuproferin?

Any time: You can take Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and if needed for pain or temp you can take ibuprophen any time you need. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) overdose?

Cipro Overdose: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is an antibiotic medication. Overdose occurs when an excessive or dangerous amount of cipro is ingested. ...Read more

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Does cipro (ciprofloxacin) have a black box warning? If so what does it day?

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Yes: It details the risk of spontaneous tendon rupture, especially in the elderly and those taking steroids at the same time. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could take cipro (ciprofloxacin) IV instead of tablets?

Yes: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may be taken orally or iv, but generally we prefer oral medications when possible. ...Read more

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